Backyard Visitor

It’s not often you walk into your backyard and see a Cooper’s Hawk (Accipiter cooperii)  sitting on your fence. At first, I thought it was injured. Thank goodness it wasn’t. Azrael, my shepherd scared him away after she noticed him. These year-round residents of Texas are skillful fliers and are becoming more frequent visitors in…

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Rare Turkey Vulture Selfies

These are rare turkey vulture selfies from my research at Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus. I never would’ve guessed that a turkey vulture would be inquisitive enough to walk around and check out a camera trap. Turkey vultures are often seen flying over this highest point of the campus. This camera trap has captured a few…

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